Football

La Pasión

You find them in every corner of any city, from the shanty towns of Brazil to the humble working class barrios of Buenos Aires or Montevideo to the townships of South Africa. Every bit of wasteland becomes a football pitch on weekends, when the local kids can play their fantasies away. I have witnessed native Ecuadoreans practising their skills at 12,000ft high in their Andean villages, and Ghanian kids defying the heat of the rain forest to play under a tropical downpour. I also felt the huge Maracana stadium in Rio vibrate to a capacity crowd, the thundering roar of fireworks and chants deafening the air, during a Brazilian cup final.

La Pasión is a regularly updated touring exhibition available for hire. It has been shown at the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the Virgin Megastore gallery in London and in sports centres and football stadiums in Cape Town, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.

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